Senator Hyde-Smith believes preparedness is imperative to protecting lives and property when severe storms and natural disasters hit Mississippi and other areas of the country.  A state-level lawmaker when Hurricane Katrina devastated the state, she recognizes the role of the federal government in helping individuals, communities, and the state rebound after such disasters.  Senator Hyde-Smith supports the Federal Emergency Management Agency and efforts to improve the agency’s effectiveness.


WICKER & HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCE $4.39 MILLION FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE IN MISSISSIPPI

WICKER & HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCE $4.39 MILLION FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE IN MISSISSIPPI

FEMA Grant to Support Purchase of Medical Supplies, Personal Protective Equipment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced the award of a $4,397,522 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to the state of Mississippi to support COVID-19 disaster response efforts.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will use the funds to purchase...

HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCES FEMA DISASTER AID FOR ISSAQUENA & ALCORN COUNTIES

HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCES FEMA DISASTER AID FOR ISSAQUENA & ALCORN COUNTIES

Nearly $3.0 Million in Public Assistance Funds Will Offset Roadway Repair, Utility Restoration Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today said the award of nearly $3.0 million in federal disaster grants will offset costs for repairing roadways in Issaquena County and restoring utilities distribution lines in Alcorn County.

The...

HYDE-SMITH:  FEMA PROVIDES $1.48 MILLION FOR CORINTH DRAINAGE PIPE REPAIR

HYDE-SMITH:  FEMA PROVIDES $1.48 MILLION FOR CORINTH DRAINAGE PIPE REPAIR

Tropical Storm Olga Flooding Damaged Underground Storm Drainage System

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $1.48 million to support the City of Corinth’s repair of an underground storm drainage system.

FEMA is providing 75 percent of the repair cost for the South Corinth Arch Pipe Drainage System, which was damaged...

Jones getting $70K from FEMA for food

Laurel Leader-Call

Jones getting $70K from FEMA for food

May 13,2020

Mississippi will receive $3.6 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness, according to a press release from Sen. Cindy Hyde...

Nearly 20 area houses damaged Sunday

McComb Enterprise-Journal 

Nearly 20 area houses damaged Sunday

By Matt Williamson

Seventeen homes in southwest Mississippi were damaged in Sunday's storm that spawned a tornado and killed one person in Mississippi, the state's Emergency Management Agency confirmed Tuesday.

The National Weather...

‘Glade tornado was like this’ 

Laurel Leader-Call

‘Glade tornado was like this’ 

By Mark Thornton

Man who cleaned up after that twister hit by second F4 in county history

There are only two F4 tornadoes recorded in Jones County history, and Mike Kelley was directly involved with both of them.

He went to Glade to work on the...